Cautious Optimism About Nene’s Injury

by February 23, 2009

They don’t sound too worried in the Mile High City: “The knock-on-wood Nuggets have yet to lose injury-prone Nene to a prolonged injury this season, but with 45.1 seconds left Sunday, Nene suffered a bruised right knee. He will see Dr. Steve Traina today for an evaluation. ‘It doesn’t look like anything structural, but it’s hard to evaluate when it’s so sore,’ Nuggets athletic trainer Jim Gillen said … Nene said while standing on crutches: ‘It hurts a lot. It happened so fast. But he bumped me good. I can’t straighten my leg. It’s going to hurt, but it’s nothing crazy, no big thing. I’ll put ice on it and we’ll see.'”